Waterloo engineering dean’s textbook is best-seller

“Microelectronic Circuits” hits 1 million sales; is used by 80 per cent of all engineering students


Adel Sedra, Waterloo’s dean of engineering, was presented last Saturday with the one-millionth copy of his textbook, “Microelectronic Circuits,” at a special ceremony during the university’s convocation.

Sedra and his co-author, University of Toronto emeritus professor Kenneth C. Smith, published the first edition in 1982. It is now used by 8 out of 10 students worldwide studying microelectronics, according to an article in The Record of Waterloo, and has been translated into nine languages.

Not many Canadian academics (or many academics from anywhere) can claim such a high level of international success and influence.

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Waterloo engineering dean’s textbook is best-seller

  1. I totally have a copy of Sedra & Smith, 4th edition.

    Actually that’s not true. I totally repeatedly borrowed my friend’s copy of Sedra & Smith, 4th edition, because I’m far too cheap to shell out the 130+ for the tome, as impressive as it is.

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